After reading “20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Children,” on ModernMom earlier this week, I was inspired to share some wisdom of my own.
As a new mom, I’ve learned to ignore a lot of stupid comments and questions about breastfeeding. But, sometimes enough is enough. It’s not that I am offended – it’s just annoying to hear the same questions and comments all the time. So, I came up with a pretty good list of some ridiculous, obnoxious, […]
Sleep training is a hotly debated topic. Advocates and opponents have set up camps on two opposing sides of the sleep training divide with seemingly no middle ground. Proponents of sleep training argue that it does not harm the child and has benefits for the child and family. Opponents say that “cry-it-out” techniques are cruel […]
The following article was written by Missy Hornick and in partnership with Store Brand Formula. Becoming a mom, whether it’s for the first time or not, and so many things race through our minds. We want nothing more than to give birth to healthy babies who will grow up to be amazing little people who […]
Teaching your baby sign language can increase her communication skills and encourage her to express her needs. The simple movements of sign language can overcome many communication barriers while your baby is developing her speaking skills, and it doesnt take long to teach children how to use sign language for simple requests or expressions.
My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby any day now. Every time the phone rings I hold my breath and hope that it’s my brother calling to tell me that his wife, Julie, is in labor and that my new little niece, Skylar, will soon be born. I can hardly wait to hold her and to watch my brother step into the role of being a daddy.
Nothing Ive ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. ~ Bill Cosby As a new mother, there is an undeniable intuitive knowing and connection between a mother and her child. Your baby is totally dependent on you and is comforted just by your energy, scent, heartbeat, and voice.
The first day of daycare is undoubtedly the hardest. For me, it went like this: I fought traffic and tears, held it together long enough to hand my perfect human over to a group of strangers (whom I’d later learn are actually angels sent from God himself), and then just had the. Worst. Day. EVER. […]